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AFBAmerican Foundation®
for the Blind

Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss

Josephine Taylor Leadership Institute 2011

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March 11-12, 2011
Marriott Renaissance Hotel, Downtown Seattle
Rate $130 + tax (single or double)

Conference Registration

  • $175 full conference (special family rate: $100)
  • $100 one day (special family rate: $50)

Full agenda now available. Topics will include:

  • Leadership and program administration
  • Creating and protecting specialized services
  • Assistive technology
  • Low vision
  • New Patterns braille curriculum
  • Cortical visual impairment
  • AFB programs
  • Deaf blindness
  • Recreation and physical activity
  • Space camp
  • Digital lifestyle, including iPad and iPhone
  • Home health care equipment
  • Expanded core curriculum

We will also feature the AFB Access Awards on Friday and the Migel Award on Saturday.

ACVREP clock hours will be available.

Pacific NW AER conference is running concurrently with sessions geared to service providers.

Parents are welcome and the National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI) will be holding a meeting on Saturday.

Pre-Conference Strands, March 10

$75 for full day, free for families.

Morning Sessions

  • Optic Nerve Hypoplasia (Dr. Mark Borchert)
  • Orientation and Mobility
  • Recreation and Physical Education (Lauren Lieberman)

Afternoon Sessions

  • Orientation and Mobility
  • Recreation and Physical Education (Lauren Lieberman)
  • Employment Issues (National Industries for the Blind)

Hotel Reservations

More information about hotel reservations is available here. Reservations must be received on or before Friday, February 11, 2011 to receive the group rate. Go to and use the group code: AFBAFBA.

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